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Bowl Pairings Announced for Final BCS Season
Auburn and Florida State to Meet in Vizio BCS National Championship Game
Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the Bowl Championship Series, today announced that the final BCS National Championship Game will match No. 1 Florida State against No. 2 Auburn in Pasadena January 6.
“From the kickoff in August to the last whistle of the regular season—and every week in between—this final season of the BCS will be a year to be remembered,” Hancock said. “It produced some unbelievable must-see games. The VIZIO BCS National Championship Game will carry that excitement into the new year. In addition, we have a fascinating lineup of other BCS games and a great slate of other bowls throughout the holiday season.”
The BCS pairings are as follows (all times ET and all games will be televised on ESPN):
Rose Bowl Game - January 1, Pasadena, Ca
Stanford vs. Michigan State
Fiesta Bowl - January 1, Glendale, Az
Central Florida vs. Baylor
Sugar Bowl - January 2, New Orleans, La
Oklahoma vs. Alabama
Discover Orange Bowl - January 3, Miami, Fl
Clemson vs. Ohio State
Vizio BCS National Championship - January 6, Pasadena, Ca
Auburn vs. Florida State
About the Bowl Championship Series
The BCS is a five-game arrangement for post-season college football that is managed by the 11 Bowl Subdivision conferences and independent institutions. Its purpose is to match the two top-ranked teams in a national championship game and to create competitive match-ups in the four other BCS bowl games. For more information, visit http://www.bcsfootball.org.
Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.